ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NAKKU TEOPISTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Gulu University | Gulu, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am exceedingly excited to be a Millennium Fellow of class 2020 for I feel it's such a great honor for me to interact with people from across the world in advancing SDGS. Many of our colleagues at the university are silently suffering from sexual harassment and other related abuses, more so from people who hold higher positions in the university yet there's no platform to help them out. With the knowledge and other skills that I get as a Millennium Fellow, I will be able to contribute together with my team mates to create a platform that can address these issues such that a safe environment is created for the girl child to peacefully attain higher education. Also, through the hope for girls'rights, women will be empowered and equity means shall be advocated for in the university to create a fair platform for both girls and boys to compete favourably in the various fields such as academics, leadership, sports, among others. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Hope for girls' rights
Hope for Girls Rights-Project is an idea in which university students integrate views about fighting sexual harassment at university and promoting women emancipation as female students carry on with their studies. The project is to be initiated in Northern Uganda, at Gulu University and will call for collaboration from different stake holders with similar intentions. Activities will include establishing a 'whistle blowing system' that aims at exposing individuals including lecturers who harass female students sexually for marks and other reasons. This will be achieved by designing a smartphone application where students write and post images of the culprits to the public and the university administration in order to develop fear for such acts. This system will also include advocating for a toll-free line from the university, on which students can call any time to report sexual harassment likely to be imposed on them or their friends. The project will encourage female students to participate in all activities of the university by advocating for additional benefits towards the girl-participants, these will include beauty contests, sports, business and leadership.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nakku Teopista is a 22year old female Ugandan. She's a hard-working girl and aselfless leader. She's passionate about achieving a positive change in the community and transforming lives for others and the community at large. she believes in team work. She's open minded, and willing to learn from anyone.